Minnesota kicker Ryan Santoso was named one of 20 semifinalists for the Lou Groza Award
Ryan Santoso was recognized by Lou Groza National Collegiate Place Kicker Award
Big plays headline final open practice for Minnesota
The Gopher football team wrapped up 2015 spring practice with its annual Spring Game
Minnesota hosts UNLV at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 29
The Golden Gophers rallied from an 11-point deficit to beat Purdue.
The latest episode of Brick by Brick takes you behind the scenes in Michigan.
Minnesota defeated Michigan, 30-14, to claim the Little Brown Jug.
Football in the Spring
CAREER: Has made 27-of-37 field goals • career-long field goal of 52 yards came against Purdue on Oct. 18, 2014, with 4:59 left in the game and lifted Minnesota to a 39-38 home win • has converted 72-of-73 point-after attempts • has scored 153 points (27 FGs and 72 PATs) • has kicked off 120 times and recorded 60 touchbacks.
2015 • SOPHOMORE SEASON: Connected on a 42-yard field goal and converted both of his point-after attempts against TCU • made three field goals, including the game-winner in overtime and a 50-yard attempt, at Colorado State • named a Lou Groza National Collegiate Place-Kicker Award "Star of the Week" for his performance at Colorado State • drilled a 42-yard field goal and hit his lone extra point attempt versus Kent State • netted two field goals, including a 49-yard attempt, and recorded three touchbacks against Ohio • kicked off for 65 yards at Northwestern • made two field goals and tallied four touchbacks at Purdue • connected on a 39-yard field goal attempt and made three extra point tries versus Nebraska • drilled all four field goal attempts, including a 47-yard try, and tallied five touchbacks against Michigan • hit both extra-point attempts and recorded a touchback at Ohio State • made all five extra-point attempts and drilled three touchbacks at Iowa • netted a 46-yard field goal and went 3-for-3 on extra point tries versus Illinois.
2014 • FRESHMAN SEASON: Played in 13 games and served as the team's primary kicker • made 12-of-18 field goals, which included a career-long 52-yard attempt • converted 45-of-46 point-after attempts • led team in scoring with 81 points • kicked off 70 times and notched 38 touchbacks • Academic All-Big Ten. Game-by-Game: Converted all six of his point-after attempts as he made his Minnesota and collegiate debut against Eastern Illinois • made all five of his point-after attempts against Middle Tennessee • made his only point-after attempt at TCU • connected on a 38-yard field-goal attempt (his first made career field goal) against San Jose State • kicked three field goals, including a 48-yard attempt, at Michigan • named a Lou Groza National Collegiate Place-Kicker Award "Star of the Week" for his performance at Michigan • made a 25-yard field goal against Northwestern • kicked three-point after attempts and connected on two field goals, which included a career-long, 52-yard field goal against Purdue • earned Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week accolades after the game-winning field goal vs. Purdue • made three point-after attempts and a 44-yard field goal at Illinois • made six point-after attempts and a 35-yard field goal against Iowa • made his first career tackle and converted three point-after attempts and connected on a 34-yard field goal against Ohio State • kicked four point-after attempts at Nebraska • made a 37-yard field goal and three point-after attempts at Wisconsin • connected on two point-after attempts and made a 38-yard field goal against Missouri.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Pace High School and helped lead the team to a 7-4 record as a senior • connected on 14 of 17 field goals with his longest being 42 yards • was 29-for-29 in PATs • recorded 71 points • kicked off 48 times, recording 46 touchbakcs • averaged 39.26 yards on 35 punts • coached by Mickey Lindsey • ESPN ranked him as the seventh-best kicker in the nation and the 129th-best player in Florida • Rivals listed him as a two-star recruit and the 15th-best kicker in the nation • won the National Scholarship Camp's kick off competition by beating out more than 400 competitors • beat Harrison Butker (now at Georgia Tech) in the final round sudden death field goal contest for the last spot in the recent Under Armour All-American game (connected on a 45-yard field goal in game).
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 26, 1995 • son of Lori and Riyanto (Yudhie) Santoso • has two siblings.
Gophers Stopped by Wisconsin, 31-21
The Golden Gophers dropped its regular-season finale, 31-21, against the Badgers at TCF Bank Stadium.
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Murray To Play In Senior Bowl
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